If you care for an aging loved one, you don’t need us to tell you how busy your days can get. In addition to seeing to the needs of your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, etc., you might also have your own family to care for, in addition to your own work schedule/needs. It can be difficult to see to it that a well-balanced, healthy diet is part of your loved one’s day.
Of course, quick solutions include fast-food restaurants and convenience foods. But the nutrition level of either of those is questionable, at best. Here, we are going to offer several healthy meals for seniors. As needed, you will be able to pull these out of the freezer and make life easier for everyone concerned.
Hand Pies – Chicken and Vegetable
Combine chicken, vegetables, and whole grains. For up to six months, you can freeze small, easy batches.
Vegetable Soup – Comfort Food
Any time of year, a delicious bowl of vegetable soup can be just the thing needed to brighten one’s day. While you tend to other things throughout your day, you can simply let this simmer on the stovetop after throwing it together. To make this convenient and microwavable, freeze it in individual dishes.
This dish can be made as delicious and healthy as you want and stored in freeze-and-serve dishes. Include fat-free milk, quinoa pasta or whole-grain pasta, diced turkey, and more.
Chicken Fajitas Via the Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are a blessing because you can simply fill them, turn them on, and forget about them while you attend to other matters. This chicken fajita dish can be made egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free and is simple to freeze.
Oatmeal Freezer Cups
Need breakfast in a hurry? From chocolate chips to fruit, a variety of flavors can be used to dress up oatmeal which can then be frozen in small batches.
Vegetable Lasagna Cups (Minis)
In just a few hours, you can make a large batch of vegetable lasagna and then use smaller, freezer-appropriate dishes to store it for long periods. Grab one from the freezer when you need it and you’re on your way to a quick but delicious and nutritious meal.
Sweet, Smoky, Spicy Chili
Chili isn’t for everyone, but for those who love it, a crockpot chili recipe can be quickly concocted – left to cook slowly – and then distributed into freezer bowls and used as needed. Make it as spicy as you like, and healthier by using ground turkey instead of ground beef.
Customized Egg Muffins
An egg muffin is an egg muffin – unless you decide to spruce it up using feta cheese, roasted red peppers, kale, and more. Though perfect for breakfast, this is so easy to grab from the freezer and go, you may consider it for other meals as well. Make them ahead of time and wrap them in freezer-appropriate paper or place them in covered containers.
French Toast – Apple Cinnamon
For dinner, brunch, or breakfast, this make-ahead-of-time casserole is ideal. For protein and soluble fiber, this dish combines pumpkin purée, flaxseed, apples, organic eggs, and almond milk. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, you can find the recipe here.
Note: The recipe for any of these can be found online by searching for the precise item in question.
Chef-Prepared Meals at Regency Pointe
At Regency Pointe, not only do residents enjoy breathtaking views of an incredible natural environment, our restaurant-style dining rooms are elegantly decorated. In a welcoming, pleasant atmosphere, nutritious and delectable chef-prepared meals are served using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Our versatile menu can be adapted to special health/diet requirements.
Your loved ones can immerse themselves in the ultimate gourmet experience with real silverware, napkins, soft linen tablecloths, and friendly service by servers attentively seeing to their every need.
Schedule a tour to see, in person, this superb environment steeped in southern tradition. If you have questions, you can contact us at 256.456.0016. With sales and leasing inquiries, please call 256.269.1919.